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Point Break remake finds its Johnny Utah to star alongside Gerard Butler

02.24.2014

Hi, I’ll be your captain when it comes to any and all POINT BREAK remake news. Not because I want to be, but for some reason the movie news gods seem to drop all the tidbits of this remake on my shift.

Last month, we found out that Gerard Butler would attempt to fill the shoes once worn by Patrick Swayze as he stepped into the role of Bodhi. Then we heard that Keanu Reeves had no interest in even making a cameo for the remake. But who do you replace Reeves with? Who will play the new and improved Johnny Utah?

None other than the Cobra Commander.

No, I’m being serious here. Luke Bracey, who played the Cobra Commander in G.I. JOE: RETALIATION will take on the Utah role. Personally, I have very fond memories of POINT BREAK so a remake of this is sort of silly, but that’s the nature of things these days in the world of cinema.

Ericson Core (INVINCIBLE) will direct the script from Kurt Wimmer (SALT, TOTAL RECALL). The plot will be similar to that of its 1991 counterpart, but instead of surfing being the focus it will be “extreme sports”.

Anyone optimistic on this one?

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6:29PM on 02/25/2014

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH

To quote Hot Fuzz: "Haven't you ever fired your gun in the air and yelled 'Aaaaaaaaah'?"

That's exactly how I feel now.
To quote Hot Fuzz: "Haven't you ever fired your gun in the air and yelled 'Aaaaaaaaah'?"

That's exactly how I feel now.
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10:58AM on 02/25/2014

This is like....

Making a Kung Fu movie and calling it Karate Kid.
Making a Kung Fu movie and calling it Karate Kid.
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10:40AM on 02/25/2014
This sucks. I would love to hear the conversation where it was decided that this was a good idea. Maybe it was because of the amazing performance that Gerard Butler gave as a surfer in Chasing Mavericks (there is lots of sarcasm here by the way).
This sucks. I would love to hear the conversation where it was decided that this was a good idea. Maybe it was because of the amazing performance that Gerard Butler gave as a surfer in Chasing Mavericks (there is lots of sarcasm here by the way).
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9:35AM on 02/25/2014
Dude looks like a knock off of Armie Hammer.
Dude looks like a knock off of Armie Hammer.
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8:20AM on 02/25/2014

Fuck you Hollywood!!!

There are movies that I don't mind seeing remade, usually due to the effects being too outdated compared to what can be done today. This is not one of them. There are soo many good original scripts floating around Hollywood, they should stick to trying new ideas not remaking movies where they have no chance to match the original. Point Break almost perfectly captures the feel on the early 90's better than most, and this movie is going to kill that nostalgia.
There are movies that I don't mind seeing remade, usually due to the effects being too outdated compared to what can be done today. This is not one of them. There are soo many good original scripts floating around Hollywood, they should stick to trying new ideas not remaking movies where they have no chance to match the original. Point Break almost perfectly captures the feel on the early 90's better than most, and this movie is going to kill that nostalgia.
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6:47AM on 02/25/2014

Let's do it

The original, while fun, just doesn't hold up that well over time. I will also watch just about anything Butler is involved with, that guy is always solid. If this film is done right it will kick ass, I am in.
The original, while fun, just doesn't hold up that well over time. I will also watch just about anything Butler is involved with, that guy is always solid. If this film is done right it will kick ass, I am in.
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9:22AM on 02/25/2014
As Tyler would say, "Maybe you're not doing it right."
As Tyler would say, "Maybe you're not doing it right."
6:35AM on 02/25/2014

Not tragic dying for the films you love.

No comment. Just going to cry.
No comment. Just going to cry.
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6:35AM on 02/25/2014

Stupid!!!!!

No!!!!
No!!!!
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3:08AM on 02/25/2014
Moronic!
Moronic!
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2:41AM on 02/25/2014
This is being written by the guy behind the new Total Recall, and Law Abiding Citizen? No thanks.
This is being written by the guy behind the new Total Recall, and Law Abiding Citizen? No thanks.
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2:09AM on 02/25/2014
Jake Busey as Angelo Pappas or no dice.
Jake Busey as Angelo Pappas or no dice.
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1:47AM on 02/25/2014
Move along theres nothing to see here!
Move along theres nothing to see here!
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1:36AM on 02/25/2014
I think Butler will be a great Bodhi, I'll give this a shot, we'll see about Utah. Nothing will ever replace the original, but this could be fun. If they have to go away from surfing, why not do something edgy like parkour, not nearly enough movies out there with their insanely cool acrobatics!
I think Butler will be a great Bodhi, I'll give this a shot, we'll see about Utah. Nothing will ever replace the original, but this could be fun. If they have to go away from surfing, why not do something edgy like parkour, not nearly enough movies out there with their insanely cool acrobatics!
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1:25AM on 02/25/2014
*fires gun in the air while shouting "aaargh"*
*fires gun in the air while shouting "aaargh"*
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11:43PM on 02/24/2014
I thought the original The Fast and The Furious was already a Point Break remake.
I thought the original The Fast and The Furious was already a Point Break remake.
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6:52AM on 02/25/2014
Na fast and the furious was more like 'No Mans Land' with Charlie Sheen.
Na fast and the furious was more like 'No Mans Land' with Charlie Sheen.
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11:29PM on 02/24/2014

No surfing?

So it's centered around other extreme sports instead of surfing. But isn't "point break" a surfing term? The title is gonna sound forced. That's like making a tennis movie and calling it Half-Pipe.
So it's centered around other extreme sports instead of surfing. But isn't "point break" a surfing term? The title is gonna sound forced. That's like making a tennis movie and calling it Half-Pipe.
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6:27PM on 02/25/2014
Excellent point. The whole idea of the ex-Presidents is that they are robbing banks to fund their international surfing lifestyle, following the best waves around the world. You can kind of do "extreme sports" anywhere, so if you're not having the bad guys as surfers, what's the point in calling it Point Break?

Forgetting for the moment that the whole idea of remaking this is just fucking retarded, of course.
Excellent point. The whole idea of the ex-Presidents is that they are robbing banks to fund their international surfing lifestyle, following the best waves around the world. You can kind of do "extreme sports" anywhere, so if you're not having the bad guys as surfers, what's the point in calling it Point Break?

Forgetting for the moment that the whole idea of remaking this is just fucking retarded, of course.
10:55PM on 02/24/2014
No. Just No.
No. Just No.
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10:38PM on 02/24/2014

Another pointless remake....

Nothing against the on screen talent, just the dumb ass producers.
Nothing against the on screen talent, just the dumb ass producers.
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10:36PM on 02/24/2014
No duo they come up with could come even close to Swayze and Reeves. I don't think the film will be any good and the reason why I may have any interest in this is because of Gerard Butler. I just wish the the guy would get better scripts like Law Abiding Citizen, Gamer, 300, and Olympus Has Fallen.
No duo they come up with could come even close to Swayze and Reeves. I don't think the film will be any good and the reason why I may have any interest in this is because of Gerard Butler. I just wish the the guy would get better scripts like Law Abiding Citizen, Gamer, 300, and Olympus Has Fallen.
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10:28PM on 02/24/2014
Just make it rated r
Just make it rated r
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10:28PM on 02/24/2014
Man, this just sounds so... terrible.
Man, this just sounds so... terrible.
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